Geography of Turkey #1

Answer these questions about the geography of Turkey.
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Last updated: August 7, 2020
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What is the capital of Turkey?
What is the second-largest ethnic group in Turkey?
What was the name of Istanbul during the Ottoman and Byzantine era?
What sea is located between the European and Asian Turkey?
Sea of Marmara
On what peninsula is most of Turkey situated?
What rivers start in the Armenian Highlands and join together in the Shatt al-Arab before
emptying into the Persian Gulf?
By what country does Turkey share its longest border?
What sea is located between Turkey and Greece?
Aegean Sea
What is the name of the biggest covered old market in the world?
Grand Bazaar
In what country is Turkish an official language besides Turkey?
What was the main international airport of Istanbul before "Istanbul Airport"?
Atatürk Airport
What cube-shaped candy is made from chopped dates, nuts, and gel?
Turkish Delight
What building was once a church, then a mosque, then a museum,
and now a mosque again?
Hagia Sophia
What ancient city was considered to be the western end of the Silk Road?
On what peninsula, starting with T, does the European part of Turkey lie?
What major city was previously and still informally called Antep?
What type of geographical landform is the region of Cappadocia known for?
Fairy Chimneys
What is the largest lake in Turkey? (only three-letters long)
Lake Van
What city in eastern Turkey has the namesake of a superhero?
Level 85
May 9, 2019
Asia minor should not be accepted as an answer for anatolia, and Istanbul should not be accepted as an answer for Constantinople.
Level 72
May 9, 2019
I didn't know Jetpunk accepts Asia minor for Anatolia. I fixed it now.
Level 44
Apr 24, 2022
Asia Minor is an alternative name for Anatolia so it should be accepted as well.
Level 88
May 9, 2019
Izmir has a higher pop. than Adana and also borders the Mediterranean. Izmir lies on the Aegean, which is a part of the Mediterranean. Whether or not Istanbul counts too is a whole other can of worms. The question should just be replaced with something more clear-cut.
Level 72
May 9, 2019
Rephrased the question now :)
Level 49
May 9, 2019
Why is Istanbul accepted for Constantinople?
Level 82
May 9, 2019
Got everything but sort of cheated on Adana because I looked at a map just to make sure that I had already named every big city on the southern coast (I had, they are Mersin, Antalya, Alanya, Marmaris) and I wanted to see what I was missing. Even though Adana is 50 km away from the coast, I started trying cities that were in the interior of Turkey starting with Gaziantep and then Adana was the 2nd one so I got it. But.... it's not really on the coast, is it? I think the true answer in Antalya or Mersin.
Level 72
May 9, 2019
The urban area of the city touches the sea but not the city proper. But i guess i have to rephrase the question.
Level 44
Mar 3, 2020
Alanya and Marmaris aren’t cities
Level 44
Apr 24, 2022
Actually, they are. You are probably confusing districts (ilçe in Turkish) and cities.

To illustrate, the city of New York is different than the state of New York.

Likewise, although there is a district in Antalya Province named Alanya, it comprises of the city proper and the surrounding area (including uninhabited areas like forests and smaller settlements like villages).

In addition, Marmaris is a city of Muğla Province. The province was named after its capital city Muğla. (By using the word 'capital city,' I mean the administrative center of the province, nor the national capital which is Ankara.) However, the largest settlement of this province is Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus and the later Petronium) which has a population twice the size of Muğla's.

Level 76
Aug 10, 2020
I have never heard Thrace being called a peninsula, only a region. But I guess you could see it that way.
Level 44
Apr 24, 2022
I totally agree. In Antiquity, Gallipoli Peninsula was known as the 'Thracian Peninsula' (Thracian Chersonese in Ancient Greek) and it only constitutes a small part of European Turkey.

The answer can be changed with the Balkan Peninsula which is a more accurate response.

Level 39
Apr 10, 2021
Nice quiz! Greetings from Turkey!